Carrie remake director reveals sequel plans, ending issues

News Simon Brew 17 Jan 2014 - 07:00

Discussions took place about sequels to the new take on Carrie, Kimberly Peirce has revealed...

This story contains a spoiler for the new Carrie movie in paragraph three.

The remake/reboot/fresh take on Stephen King's Carrie that arrived in cinemas towards the end of last year had one or two good moments to it, but it never really managed to find enough of an identity of its own for our money. Its box office performance was decent enough, earning $82m worldwide off a $35m budget. By the time the assorted home releases have been taken into account, it'll be in profit.

But what's also clear is that it didn't make enough money for Sony to press ahead with more. For director Kimberly Peirce has revealed in a new interview "that was something that came up, the idea of Carrie two, three, four, five six, seven and eight". She added that "I don't see Carrie 8".

It does explain the ending shot of the film though. We really didn't like the ending to the new Carrie at all, and nor did Peirce. "My intention was not to say here's a sequel coming. My intention was simply to get out of the scene in a way that didn't leave you falling off a cliff". The DVD and Blu-ray release has an alternate ending to the film that Peirce describes as "a better ending... a little more tidy, a little more shocking and a little more dangerous".

The full interview with Peirce is at IndieWire, here.

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As much as I enjoyed this take on Carrie, it was in some respects a disappointment. We were told to expect so much more than what we got, such as the town destruction. I don't no who is to blame for this, and it certainly doesn't mean that the film isn't good... I for one believe the acting is great, the actors do their best with what they've got. But I'm glad the plans for a sequel have been stopped, I can't see sequels being any better than this one in my honest opinion.

Racked with guilt, Carrie uses her powers to tidy everything up. Certificate U

I have had indelible moments from the Original Carrie seared into my brain. This remake was OK, but added nothing to that. Thankfully nor did it take away.
Sequels to stories like this are best made in your imagination.

A totally unnecessary remake, added nothing new apart from the destruction of the town which was ridiculously over done and much as i like Chloe Grace Moretz as an actress shes far too pretty to play Carrie, Julianne Moore was good as the mother but she was about the best thing in it, the rest of the film was a complete waste of time and i hope there wont be a sequel, anyone remember The Rage Carrie 2?

You do know that in the book the damage to the town is alot more than both movies have produced right. the movies are placid compared to the book the mother is more abusive, she intentionally killed her mother, she didn't die in her home she died just in place she killed chris and her boyfriend, the destruction of the town is more intense and extensive, and carrie in the book is beautiful it's just that people couldnt see through the jesus weirdness and she wore baggy clothes

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